Over the past decades, much has been written on the subject of creolization. Little attention, however, has been given to the point of view of the white creoles, or, when their vantage point is taken into account, it is often paired with questions of gender, considering the position of white women rather than that of men. This article looks into the writings of three white creole novelists from Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles), who have all three made the choice to cut ties with the colonial past and take part in the creolization process through processes of biological, mental and social creolization. Their protagonists meet with rejection: representatives of the declining planter society condemn their creolization (the Othello motif), the coloured population either tries to mimic them or rejects them as guilty heirs of the slave owners. The intrusive past of the white creoles has to be set aside, thus making it possible for them to partake in the ‘interculturation’ (Brathwaite).